SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — Watching The Children’s Theatre’s Cinderella and the Glass Slipper wasn’t all that new or life-changing, but in this case, that wasn’t the point. This wasn’t a show geared toward adults—we who always feel the need to analyze and pick-apart minute details. It was a show (as the theater’s name so blatantly explains) for children—and for that audience, Cinderella delivered. Reviewing a piece obviously not geared toward me as an audience member is somewhat of a challenge. I am not a child and consequently, much of my review comes from (maybe not so) covert spying...Read More
Author: Jocelyn S. Gibbons
SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often a show comes along that sticks with you and even changes you as you continue to think back on it. Rabbit Hole was such a show for me, so much so that all I can think while writing this review is: GO SEE THIS PLAY! If you want to experience a refreshing, real, heart-wrenching show that somehow mends at the same time, see one of Rabbit Hole’s final performances. This is one not to miss, though because of strong language and emotionally mature material, it is an adult show. Rabbit Hole revolves around...Read More
CENTERVILLE — I adore Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. I see it every Christmas season and performed in it myself (once while I was 8 months pregnant—thank goodness for hoop skirts!). I love not only its story, but also the way it emotionally and spiritually impacts me. I go into a performance of A Christmas Carol expecting to have a transformative experience in which I, with Scrooge, evaluate myself and find the will to be a little more of what I ought to be, especially at Christmas. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre delivered with a musical production of Madison Square Garden’s A...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY—It is cathartic to experience a play like Zion Theatre Company’s portrayal of Mahonri Stewart’s Jinn and Other Myths. This performance does not just entertain, but also challenges you to analyze the artistic material and also yourself. The play itself is in an unusual format—instead of one cohesive piece, with one set of characters following the same plotline—it is instead three mini plays, each portraying a classical myth in a modern setting. First, Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”—a story that follows young Gerda (Jyllian Petrie) and Kai (Shea Potter) in a parable about good versus evil,...Read More
HERRIMAN — If Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat were a constellation, I’d know every star; if it were a cornfield, I’d know every row and husk. I’ve seen it performed half a dozen times, watched and re-watched the movie, sung to the CD about a thousand times… so it was impossible for me to go into this show with a clean slate and no expectations. But reviewers shouldn’t have pre-set expectations. They should have open minds. So to make restitution, I will lay out my pre-show biases upfront and then give my post-show impressions to see where these expectations brought me....Read More
First thing I saw walking into rehearsal tonight was a man teaching another man how to be a wolf. I thought, "This is good". #utahtheatre.
About to see #SurelyGoodnessAndMercy at @slactingco. Excited! @NewPlayNetwork #newplay #UtahTheatre
She’s a witch and I’m a dragon. If one of us missteps, the world explodes.
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Come and see! Holes by Louis Sachar line on stage!
Runs Sep 28,29,30 & Oct 4,5,6,7
I love this show so much. Come check out our new theater and laugh 'til you're sore tonight! https://t.co/Z0IVL8p6AF #utahtheatre
We’re getting good reviews! Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike launches its second weekend tonight! https://t.co/uPuNxfF5Fh #utahtheatre
Our 2017-18 Season begins October 14th with The Masque of Beauty &a the Beast. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/KenAus6PmZ
Want a tour of our theate? We have an openhouse Saturday from 10 AM to 2PM! Come see the space, then see the show that night! #utahtheatre
'An Enemy of The People' (from @riotacttheatre) opens tonight in SLC. I'm glad they're doing work in Utah. Goes Now-Oct 6th #utahtheatre
Theatre trailers are a tricky business ... this is how to do it right. @riotacttheatre #utahtheatre https://t.co/Pq2FM7MOoE
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate's NOISES OFF:
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New #utahtheatre review for @pioneertheatre's CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:
Opens next month. Season tickets now on sale. #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #livetheatre… https://t.co/fkyJtpGDVb
At the theatre, being the #ThirdWheel. #DesireUnderTheElms #UtahTheatre
LAST CHANCE TO SEE ION @WestminsterSLC !
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The son of a polygamist just told me #PilotProgram is spot on. I will take it.
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"I'd rather have friends who are honest than treacherous."
ION @WestminsterSLC !